Gartner® Note:
Drive Recognition for the Value of Network Design with a Robust Value Tracking Process

“Many supply chain organizations don’t track the full value network design studies generate, and therefore fail to accurately capture and report their ROI. Supply chain leaders can use this research to implement best-in-class value tracking processes, ensuring full recognition for study outcomes.”

Learn more about the key findings of this report including:

  • “Network design initiatives generate far more value than just cost savings. Failing to account for other benefits generated contributes to poor evidence of ROI which, in turn, can hinder future stakeholder investments in network design.
  • Organizations fail to capture the full value of a network design initiative because often only theoretical model savings are tracked. However, tracking this metric alone ignores the full value of what was actually implemented, as modeled savings are usually higher due to real-world constraints.
  • Overlooked process improvements are often found through analyzing the gap between theoretical modeled and realized value.”

Gartner, Drive Recognition for the Value of Network Design With a Robust Value Tracking Process, Vicky Forman, Ronak Gohel, 1 May 2023

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